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Perhaps the strongest sign the Trump administration is turning its back on Brussels is the decision to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador in Washington. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Earlier this week members of Congress, officials and senior foreign policy experts squeezed into a conference room on Capitol Hill for a panel debate.(...)

US President Donald Trump criticised Theresa May for the way she handled Brexit negotiations saying “she didn’t listen to me” . Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has begun his first official visit to Britain with an undiplomatic barrage against prime minister Theresa May, saying her Br(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photographs:  AFP Photo/KCNA/Getty

World View is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. President(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo testifying before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington on April 12th. The   committee  on Monday approved the confirmation of Mr Pompeo to be the next secretary of state. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monda(...)

 Tom Bossert’s resignation as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser  has been linked to the arrival of John Bolton as new national security chief. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser has become the latest official to leave the White House prematurely, a day after John Bolton joined the presi(...)

 Donald Trump,  Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel chat at  the G20 meeting in Hamburg. Photograph: John MacDougall/Getty Images/AFP

It is often said that the global order is weakening and American power in particular is on the wane. But what should or can be done to arrest the decl(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell escorts US president-elect Donald Trump and  his wife Melania Trump to a meeting at the  Capitol in Washington. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

He favours joining forces with Moscow, repudiating trade deals and pulling back from Nato. He sees climate change as “not one of our big problems”, h(...)

US President Barack Obama listens to president-elect Donald Trump in the White House Oval Office. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

So, what now? How will president-elect Donald Trump influence the world when in power? There are few certainties, and Trump has taken contradictory po(...)